SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CDS FOR 2009-2010
The items listed below are shaded in yellow throughout the spreadsheet's worksheets.
CHANGED ITEMS
First professional: removing references to the first professional degrees throughout the CDS, since this nomenclature is no longer relevant.
Question A5: “Degrees offered” will allow colleges to indicate if they offer a doctoral/research; doctoral/professional; or doctoral other.  First professional and first professional certificate categories will be eliminated.
     
Question B1: First professional enrollment will be captured in “graduate” enrollment. The categories of First-time, first-professional students, all other first-professionals, and total first-professional are being eliminated and rolled into the graduate section.
     
Question B3: “Number of degrees awarded” will drop the categories of first professional degrees and first professional certificates and change the doctoral category to: Doctoral degrees – research/scholarship, Doctoral degrees – professional practice, and Doctoral degrees – other.
     
Question I1f: “Instructional faculty” – eliminating first professional from question F.
     
Indebtedness:clarification to questions H5 and H5A. Changing “undergraduate indebtedness” to read “undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed”
Changing H5 from:
Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line H4.
To:
Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4.  
     
Changing H5a from:
Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 
To:
Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in H4a, through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.